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Allan Octavian Hume

Allan Octavian Hume, CB ICS was a British member of the Imperial Civil Service, a political reformer, ornithologist and botanist who worked in British India. He was one of the founders of the Indian National Congress. A notable ornithologist, Hume has been called "the Father of Indian Ornithology" and, by those who found him dogmatic, "the Pope of Indian ornithology"... Read More

Born4 June 1829
St Mary Cray, Kent
Died31 July 1912 (aged 83)
London, England
OccupationPolitical reformer, ornithologist, biologist, administrator
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